We are delighted to see Facebook is to offer users some protection against malware and scammers and from next week users will be warned if they are about to click on a link to a malicious website. Such tactics can often trick users into sharing passwords or confidential information.
Sitemorse has been warning against the dangers of 'phishing' and malware for some time, and the threat has grown so that these malicious links are starting to creep into otherwise innocent corporate sites. The web is a very changeable picture, and what your company links to today could be changed tomorrow .
Next month we will be launching a new 'every page' link checking and report service - this is an upgrade which will available to all subscription clients, at no charge.
The service will run once a week and clients will be emailed a link to the online results and a PDF summarising the links, identifying those with issues and tracking improvements compared with previous reports and a rolling 3 month average.Along with looking at every link and building a link inventory, each link will also be checked against known malicious sites.
We are also planning an 'iPhone app', delivering weekly push notifications that identify the key links not working or those that are linking out to phishing or malware sites.